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post #1 of 145 Old 04-06-2010, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

I thought I'd document the process of steaming & cutting this stuff.



1) Take off all packing including the hand made cord from the amount you want to steam and cut.





2) Place in a steamer or collander over a boiling pot of water as shown and cover. Steam for about 10 minutes or until leaves begin to pull apart from the stick. Take care as it will be hot so best to set on a cool counter top and then begin to separate the leaves into individual leaves as they were when rolled up 5 years ago.



3) Allow the leaves to cool on the counter top in a pile.



4) Take individual leaves or groups of leaves and cut as desired by using a scissors or knife. Can also use a blender or chopper if a very fine consistency is desired.



5) Place the newly cut pipe tobacco into a ziplock bag to maintain the moisture and freshness.



6) Enjoy! Repeat as necessary!



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Taste, flavor, impression(s)??

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That looks delicious! I wish I'd have gotten in on the deal. Hopefully they'll get another shipment together!

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Re: Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

Jeff did you let it dry before you put it in the Mason Jars? My only worry is how wet is too wet? The thought of mold scares me.
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Re: Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

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Jeff did you let it dry before you put it in the Mason Jars? My only worry is how wet is too wet? The thought of mold scares me.
This seems like a good point. If its just been steamed it seems likely to be reaaallly wet.
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Re: Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

im going to make an attempt to slice some into coins just to see if i can.

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Taste, flavor, impression(s)??
A few words that describe it.

Rich, dark, grassy, full-bodied, black tea. Fun to smoke, I plan to try cutting some into "flakes" next time.

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Jeff did you let it dry before you put it in the Mason Jars? My only worry is how wet is too wet? The thought of mold scares me.
The first jar is perfect moisture for storage, it was probably sitting out for 20-30 minutes before I jarred it up. That one's for long-term storage. The second jar is pretty moist, I didn't give it much time to dry. I plan to smoke it fairly soon. I used distilled water so I don't think mold should be a problem.

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looking good jeff!

thanks for starting this thread!
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Re: Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

Nice post Jeff.

I think I may need to get my hands on a stick.

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Re: Tambolaka pipe tobacco prep thread.

Thanks for the reminder on the distilled water, I would have never thought of it.

Also I like the idea of doing it in coins, seems like it would be much easier to work with.
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